Podcast Help Desk™
Companion show to Podcast Insider by Blubrry, Weekly Podcasting tips, opinions, gear, technology and news from a Veteran podcaster of over 16 years. Have a podcasting question? Ask here at the Podcast Help Desk.
More Podcast Namespace Talk with Andy Lehman – PHD160
Monday 05 April 2021
: I love it when people correct me! Andy Lehman tells me all about what I didn't get quite right about the Podcast Namespace.
Podcast Namespaces in RSS – Explained – PHD159
Sunday 21 March 2021
: In the history of podcasting, there have been a few Namespaces added to RSS to make podcasting work. Apple added the namespace, Google...
How Podcasting Works – Back to Basics – PHD158
Sunday 31 January 2021
: Today I want to go back to the REAL basics of how podcasting works. So, without going into a history lesson, podcasting has worked the...
Build Your Own Podcasting Platform – PHD157
Sunday 10 January 2021
: Why would build your podcast on someone else's platform when you can build your own?
Review of 2020 in Podcasting – PHD156
Wednesday 06 January 2021
: In 2020, the podcast industry added over 1 million shows. Out of 1.7 million shows listed on Apple, 60% (ish) are inactive.
Podcaster’s Block – What do you do when you don’t feel like podcasting? – PHD155
Monday 28 December 2020
: Here is what I do. I do more show prep. It seems I get more motivated to podcast if I do show prep on a show I'm about to record.
My top 6 Podcast Listening Apps – PHD154
Wednesday 23 December 2020
: There are lots of apps you can use to play podcasts. As a podcaster I'm sure you are also a podcast listener. Here is my top 6 (in...
What is RSS? Why should you care?
Saturday 19 December 2020
: RSS is what powers podcasting. In fact, this is why podcasting even exists. The enclosure tag in RSS2 allows you to “attach” a media...
Why is Podcast Index so important to podcasting? – PHD152
Wednesday 16 December 2020
: Podcast Index: "Lets preserve podcasting as a platform for free speech!"
Podcast Help Desk going 2 times weekly starting December 16th – PHD151
Monday 30 November 2020
: I failed miserably at completing the NaPodPoMo 30 episodes in 30 days this year. OH well, Such is life getting in the way.
My 8 Favorite Podcasts – PHD150
Saturday 21 November 2020
: I'm not only a podcaster, but an avid podcast listener. I have something like 30 shows that I subscribe to plus I listen to a lot of...
The beauty of Simple (Part 2) – PHD149
Tuesday 17 November 2020
: Keeping it simple makes it easy for you to produce your podcast and not worry about waisting a lot of time if you don't have a lot of...
Do not look at your stats for the first 3 months – PHD148
Monday 16 November 2020
: YES, I really did just say don't look at your stats for 3 months! THIS MEANS YOU!
Who Is Your Show For? – PHD147
Sunday 15 November 2020
: So, who exactly is your show for?
When you try to make a podcast for EVERYONE, you really are making a show for NOBODY.
8 Things YOU Need To Know (or learn) About YOUR Podcast – PHD146
Thursday 12 November 2020
: There are many things about a podcast that a podcaster needs to know even if you don't do everything for your show. A lot of indie...
What is an RSS feed anyway? – PHD145
Wednesday 11 November 2020
: As a Podcaster, your RSS Feed is your connection to the world for your podcast. The transmitter for your "Radio Station". Your RSS feed...
Tuesday 10 November 2020
: Do you use ID3 tags? If not, no worries. It's only used in very unique circumstances.
Numbering your Episodes in the Title – Yes or No? – PHD143
Monday 09 November 2020
: There are reasons you might want to number your episodes in the title of your post. Also, there are reasons you might not want to.
My Top 6 Web Hosting Platforms For Your Podcast Website – PHD142
Sunday 08 November 2020
: We talked yesterday about why you need a website. Here are my top 6 web hosting platforms and why (Plus a few I don't recommend).
5 Reasons You Need A Website For Your Podcast – PHD141
Saturday 07 November 2020
: Do you need a website for your podcast? YES! Here are my 5 reasons.
Advertising in your show – PHD140
Friday 06 November 2020
: Do you do advertising in your show? Do you WANT to do advertising in your show?
Be Everywhere with your Podcast – phd139
Thursday 05 November 2020
: I don't care how you listen to Podcast Help Desk. I just want you to listen.
The perfect length of a Podcast episode – phd138
Wednesday 04 November 2020
: How long should your Podcast Episode be? Only as long as it needs to be to get what you want to say, said. Period.
How important are Shownotes? – PHD137
Tuesday 03 November 2020
: Do you need good shownotes? Yes, you should put SOMETHING for the search engines to find.
The Beauty of Keeping It Simple – PHD136
Monday 02 November 2020
: Today I talk about keeping your podcast simple. Simple to use, simple to subscribe, simple to produce, simple to post and keeping the...